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Lossless sound, for whom?

Lossless sound, for whom?

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Lossless audio from Apple Music is aimed at music lovers well-equipped with hi-fi equipment. © Alexander Singh
Lossless audio from Apple Music is aimed at music lovers well-equipped with hi-fi equipment. © Alexander Singh

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21.06.2021

Apple Music now offers quality sound without data loss, uncompressed

Oliver Wesser

Streaming »Attentive Apple Music users will undoubtedly notice … In recent days, a strange slogan has appeared above the title tracks: Three undulating waves and this word is lossless. In fact, since the beginning of June, Apple has been offering its subscribers to enjoy their music in high definition, even with spatial audio via Dolby Atmos. All this without adding to the suffering of its subscribers. What will this change for Apple Music users and those who have chosen other streaming services? Is it really useful? We will explain everything to you.

First, what is lossless? Until today, the catalog offered by Apple Music (or almost every other music streaming service) was available in “compressed” sound quality. In short: frequencies inaudible to the human ear are suppressed in order to save bandwidth. Much to the chagrin of music fans who see this

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